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Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Tiny House, BIG hail, and Renovations

Well, we are here.  :o)  I've hardly heard the dogs barking...it's been nice.  We were not able to move in early so we had to entertain all the kids on Canada Day weekend.  Son1, Jenna, Jude, Hubby and I all walked to George Lane Park in High River on July 1st.  There was music and events and we stopped for pie at Evelyn's Diner.  We could see the fireworks that night from our backyard.  Sunday we played cards outside and just relaxed.....I twisted or pulled something in my back Saturday and it was not fun!  I had a hard time getting comfortable or doing anything.  Daughter1 took another week off and continued to pack while the guys moved things....we have a utility trailer and rented a big U-Haul truck (for only one day but in hindsight we should have kept it for at least two days!).  Monday they were both loaded right up ready to go bright and early Tuesday morning when we did get possession.  Long story short....it all got here.  Hubby's shop is almost all organized and the other garage is FULL of my stuff.....mostly quilting.  This is where some of the renovations come in......the unfinished basement will be finished....a bedroom, bathroom, utility/laundry room and the rest will be left open...so basically half of it lengthwise.  That will be my sewing area.  Hopefully there will be room for a bit of a sitting area on one end and a tv.  The framing is starting next weekend.  Flooring upstairs will be replaced.  Off white carpeting does not work for us and the dogs although it is nice and cozy!  LOL  Light fixtures, painting, and little things here and there to make it our own need to be done.  Nothing major upstairs!  This is a (bad) pic of our little bungalow on a rare cloudy day.  (the sunroom is on this end...my favourite room)  We haven't had many cloudy days since we moved but we have had a couple of thunder storms.......





 ....which included HUGE hail last Sunday.  Thank God they weren't all this big but I have never in my life seen hail this big!  The sound on the roof was awful!  Hubby and I wondered if we were jinxed as far as the weather goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!  No damage...can you believe it but I think it was because of the direction it came from and that we are really well protected here with trees.




At the end of the week we moved, it had been so hot so we took the babies to Little Red River...lots of people were floating down the river...it's shallow (where we went), warm and sandy.  The babies LOVED it! (I think Son1 and Papa loved it too!!!!)


Here are these two digging in the driveway!  We will have to get a sandbox one day!


Jude turned one year old this day!  Oh these two are growing up way too fast but are getting more and more fun!!!!  

So one day, when I can get my sewing/quilting room all set up and all the major renovations are done and I'm done painting....I'll be able to really relax!  (and SEW!!!!)